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Nostalgic Dining

Millennials turn to themed restaurants for dining entertainment

Implications - Understanding that eating out has become a social experience for millennial consumers, many restaurants have begun incorporating pop cultural references into their establishments. Not only are themed restaurants a more immersive form of nostalgia; they also propel the fandom culture of the Internet into the physical realm.
Workshop Question - How can your brand embrace specific aspects of nostalgic culture to entice consumers?
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Fairy Tale Dessert Restaurants
Fairy Tale Dessert Restaurants
The Hotel Café Royal is Set to Unveil Its Sarah in Wonderland Menu
London’s Hotel Café Royal is currently set to unveil its whimsical dessert restaurant with a menu titled ‘Sarah in Wonderland.’ The fairy tale-inspired eatery is designed to mimic... MORE
Hybrid Arcade Bars
Hybrid Arcade Bars
Los Angeles' 'Button Mash' is a Cross Between an Arcade and a Restaurant
While Los Angeles has no shortage of hip and creative restaurants, a new establishment called ‘Button Mash’ is setting itself apart from the competition by offering a little something... MORE
Pop-Up Sitcom Diners
Pop-Up Sitcom Diners
A Saved by the Bell-Themed Diner is Coming to Los Angeles
Fans of the popular 90s sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’ will be pleased to hear of the opening of a Saved by the Bell-themed diner in Los Angeles. Launching off of the success of its sister... MORE
Monstrous Cafe Menus
Monstrous Cafe Menus
Japan's Namja Town Indoor Amusement Park Features a Godzilla-Themed Menu
Alongside the release of Godzilla Resurgence (or Shin Godzilla) in Japan, the Namja Town indoor amusement park launched a fun themed menu at its food court after the iconic movie monster. The... MORE
Convenience Store Bars
Convenience Store Bars
Toronto's 'Convenience Bar' Offers Drinks and Nostalgic Grab-and-Go Treats
‘Convenience Bar’ is the name of a new convenience store-themed restaurant and bar that is set to open in Toronto, which is positioning itself as a “#newthrowback.” As its... MORE
Magic-Inspired Eateries
Magic-Inspired Eateries
Harry Potter-Themed Bar The Lockhart is Now Serving Tapas in Toronto
If you grew up reading and watching Harry Potter, as an adult you can now enjoy a themed bar if you are in the city of Toronto. As of September 5th, The Lockhart is open for business at Dufferin and... MORE
Wizardly Valentine's Day Diners
Wizardly Valentine's Day Diners
This Promotion Involves Dining in the Great Hall of Hogwarts
Warner Bros. is currently running a promotion that allows Harry Potter fans to spend their Valentine’s Day dining in the Great Hall of Hogwarts. While there are many ways to celebrate J. K.... MORE
Action Movie-Themed Restaurants
Action Movie-Themed Restaurants
Walt Disney World is Opening an Indiana Jones-Themed Eatery
Walt Disney World is about to make Indian Jones fans very happy with its new movie-themed restaurant in Orlando, Florida called Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. It will be located in the downtown area... MORE

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